Patriots: Wrapping up joint practices with the Giants and 2021 training camp

August 26, 2021

We’re on to the regular season. Well, sort of. The Patriots will have a light practice on Friday before officially finishing the preseason with one more game against the Giants on Sunday night in New Jersey. For all intents and purposes, Thursday was the final day of training camp since Friday will be an unpadded walkthrough. After Sunday, it’ll be all eyes on Miami with the season set to start…

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Patriots: Stone’s sights & sounds from Patriots training camp – Day 12

August 10, 2021

FOXBOROUGH – For the final time before their first preseason game, the Pats were back at practice on a muggy Tuesday afternoon. This one was a bit different as the team was inside Gillette Stadium for the second time in five days, this time for a public practice. Here’s what stood out as the team prepared for the Washington Football Team… -As fans entered the stadium the very first song…

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Patriots: Quinn Nordin making the most of unexpected opportunity

August 9, 2021

We’ve all been there at one point or another. Looking on LinkedIn, completely unsure of what the future holds, praying that something falls into your lap. Patriots kicker Quinn Nordin was just like us, debating on his next step in life after going undrafted out of Michigan when he got a phone call from the Patriots. Now, with veteran Nick Folk missing time in training camp, Nordin has taken an…

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Patriots: Stone’s sights & sounds from Patriots training camp – Day 11

August 9, 2021

FOXBOROUGH – For the first time this camp, the Pats had their second straight day of padded practice. With just one more practice on Tuesday (3:30 inside Gillette, open to the public), the focus is slowly shifting to the first preseason game on Thursday night. Let’s recap what went down on Monday… -For once it was Jalen Mills hitting the field first, it was receivers coach Troy Brown who sprinted…

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Patriots: Belichick may have secured the steal of the NFL Draft in Christian Barmore

August 9, 2021

Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Follow me on twitter @zcarey13 The New England Patriots had one of the most opportunistic sequences to start their 2021 NFL Draft that I have seen in a while. In the first round, sitting at pick 15, Mac Jones fell to New England who scooped him up quickly after staying put during Justin Fields‘ slide. Mac had one of the best college…

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Patriots: Big day for Jones, do we finally have a real competition?

August 5, 2021

Thursday was the day Patriots fans who want to see a different quarterback this year had been waiting for. Throughout the first week of training camp, Cam Newton had done enough to look like he should remain the starter, but a lot to do with that was the fact that Mac Jones simply wasn’t doing anything to stand out. Both guys have had their ups and downs the first week,…

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Patriots: McDaniels talks offense, QB’s for first time in training camp

August 4, 2021

There’s only one other guy on offense that everyone wants to hear from this training camp other than Mac Jones or Cam Newton and it’s not a player. Josh McDaniels is the guy closest to the “competition” and we finally heard from him on Wednesday afternoon following practice. McDaniels said right now is still just a learning phase, so there hasn’t been true evaluation yet. “Right now, everybody’s in a…

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Patriots: Stone’s sights & sounds from Patriots training camp – Day 6

August 3, 2021

FOXBOROUGH – Tuesday was the first day in pads for the Pats, what did we learn? That and everything else I noticed from Day 6 of camp… -For the first time, it was not Adrian Colbert taking the field first on Tuesday but Jalen Mills alongside coaches Jerrod Mayo and Steve Belichick -Robert Kraft arrived via helicopter prior to the start of practice. -You knew it was “real” football today…

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Patriots: Players’ thoughts from training camp – Day 5

August 2, 2021

We heard from a schmorhesborg of Pats players from rookies to vets to some new guys on Monday morning after practice. Three guys in particular were extremely engaging and entertaining: new cornerback Jalen Mills, new receiver Kendrick Bourne and new linebacker Raekwon McMillian. Check out some of the money quotes from each of them… RAEKWON McMILLIAN (on Coach Belichick praising his intelligence Monday morning) “It means a lot man. I’m…

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